Verismo® 580 Brewer Piano Black
Lattes at Home
I love Starbucks and I love this machine. Two pushes of buttons and I have my own latte - which tastes just like the ones at Starbucks. And if you want to get fancy, you can purchase the syrups and caramels and make any of their signature drinks. Best purchase ever.
November 25, 2012
The Verismo is my 3rd single cup brewer and an addition to my Starbucks semi-automatic espresso machine purchased in 2002. It arrived well packed and took me less than 5 minutes to be up and brewing. I was a little concerned about what the milk pods would taste like so I was anxious to try the cafe latte sample pack that came with it. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The milk pods were great. The espresso brewed well. I must say that the brewing temperature is a little low though for brewing a proper shot of espresso, however brewing it into a shot glass you can see the different layers that comprise a good shot of espresso, with a good layer of crema on the top. That is surprising giving the lower brew temp and the fact that it's only a 19 bar machine. Overall I am very satisfied and it exceeded my expectations. The price to brew a double shot latte comes in just under what you would pay for the same thing in a store. That makes it the most expensive single cup brewer to use on the market, but the quality is well worth it and keeps me from having to get into the mess of my semi-automatic machine. The price of the pods, and the lower brew temp are the only reasons this machine didn't get a 5 star rating from me.
October 3, 2012
I bought two of these machines, one for home and one for the office. I have had problems with both of them. I brought both back to starbucks and exchanged them and now one of the units is still problematic. Every now and then the units blow the bottoms out of the pods and fills your cup with a messy mixture of grounds and water. I have had it happen with different pods, doesn't seem to matter what coffee you are trying to brew. The pressure will suddenly just pop and the pod bottom blows out. I don't think I will bother to bring it back a third time.
November 14, 2014
Coffee and Espresso are Great
Easy to use, great coffee. Have only made a few cups but have appreciated the convenience. Thinking about taking it to the office for afternoon pick-me-ups. My only disappointment was that the milk pods that came with the machine are dated October of 2013. Now I don't know if the pods themselves are not good (as other reviewers say) or if mine were past their prime and that's why they taste bad. I was hoping to taste so I could make my own decision but I think I'll stick to the coffee!
November 7, 2014
We got two machines one for the kitchen and one for the office. I don't know how we functioned without them ;-) We buy the verismo machine for all our friends who also end up falling in love with them!
October 24, 2014